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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 16th November 2018

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Christchurch Show weekend has arrived and there is little sign of salmon about.

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Kiwis set quacking pace at world waterfowl calling champs

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Kiwi duck callers have “done New Zealand proud” in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States – with a string of placings including a second.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 9th November 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Gales fail to dampen opening weekend

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Nor-West gales failed to stop hundreds of Canterbury anglers from heading into the backcountry to celebrate the opening of the high country fishing season.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 2nd November 2018

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Dear Anglers, the weekends forecast is a shocker for inland parts of the region.

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Kiwis off to compete in world duck calling champs

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Some of New Zealand’s top duck callers are preparing to head to the U.S. to compete in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the state of Maryland.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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David Hayes Column for Reel Life October 2018

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Business as usual?

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Chris Dore fishing report for Reel Life October 2018

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Southern happenings

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life October 2018

Geese are creatures of little brain. But what they do have gives them a courageous and cunning streak that leads to survival against the odds.

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 26th October 2018

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Prospects for North Canterbury anglers look average in most places this weekend.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 19th October 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, it’s the first long weekend of the fishing season coming up and the weather looks to be playing along for once.

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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

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Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Weed removal makes Kids Fishing Day a success!

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A massive effort to remove more than 40 tonnes of invasive weed helped make the annual Christchurch Take a Kid Fishing Day a huge success.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 12th October 2018

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Dear Anglers, the weather forecast for this weekend in the High Country is looking better than the Lowland coastal region.

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